Homemade BBQ sauce but with ukwaju (tamarind). Just perfect. Combination of sweet, sour and tangy.
Extremely easy to prepare and needs just a few ingredients.
For the ukwaju paste, you can either make your own by soaking ukwaju in some hot water or you can buy. I used the one by umai organic.
For the BBQ sauce, just combine all the ingredients in a sauce and stir to dissolve the brown sugar. Allow to come to a gentle boil and remove from the heat.
When making your own BBQ sauce you can play around with different spices and herbs. I worked with onion powder but garlic powder is also good or even adding some minced garlic cloves. Rosemary is also a good herb to use.
Once the sauce is done, allow to cool completely before jarring it. Keep refrigerated. It lasts about 2 weeks.
The sauce is perfect for all kinds of meat to use as a glaze for grills. Can also be used as a pizza sauce.